2017 Heitz Cellars Grignolino, Napa Valley, California


The Palate expresses fresh strawberries followed by a lively mix of red fruits. Soaring acidity is sculpted with delicate tannins and a nip of white pepper adds an assertive note to the finish. Lightly chilled, it is one of our favorite aperitifs, and of course, it is perfect with your favorite Italian meal.

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Grignolino, a medium-bodied varietal from the Piedmont region in northern Italy and rarely found in California, has been a part of the Heitz Cellar portfolio since our founding in 1961, and has garnered a loyal following over the last six decades.

100% Grignolino, farmed sustainably and certified organic by CCOF and Certified Fish Friendly Farming.

Our original Grignolino vines dating back to the 1940’s were grown on “The Only One Vineyard” surrounding our present day Tasting Salon, and was the only grape planted on the original parcel of land that Joe Heitz purchased to found the winery. In 1966, cuttings from those vines were planted on 5 acres at our winery property in the hills of St. Helena, where they continue to grow today. Grignolino has been made every year since our beginning and we continue to be the only producer of a 100% Grignolino in America.


Family-owned since its founding in 1961, Heitz Cellar’s legacy runs as deep as the roots throughout the Napa Valley; a winery legend that has helped shape the history of Napa Valley winemaking. In the late 1950s, pioneering vintner Joe Heitz ushered in Napa’s modern era with his iconic, globally celebrated wines, including Napa Valley’s first vineyard-designated Cabernet Sauvignon, the renowned Heitz Cellar Martha’s Vineyard. Fifty-eight years of the Heitz family’s dedication to viticulture, stewardship, and classic winemaking maintained the winery’s notoriety as a benchmark amongst its peers in California and Europe.

In April 2018, Heitz Cellar entered an exciting new chapter as this rich legacy was passed into the hands of the Lawrence family, whose deep roots in agriculture and commitment to the same core values of fine winemaking made it a perfect match. The wines are made with an unwavering commitment to quality from organically farmed, 100% Napa Valley fruit, and a commitment to the sustainability of Napa Valley.


Vintage 2016
Producer Heitz Cellars
Wine Type Red Wine
Grape(s) Grignolino
Appellation Napa Valley
Region California
Country USA
Farming Organic, Biodynamic